12 May 2013

Future dad: Note to Self Layout

I created the basis for this layout a few weeks ago and felt it was a bit bland. I liked the yellows and pinks and the layering, but it was lacking something and so I left it for a while. Then last week on NSD some of Shimelle's and Studio Calico's challenges gave me some ideas for how to jazz it up.
Firstly on Studio Calico they challenged us to use buttons on a layout and that gave me the idea to embellish the speech bubbles patterned paper. I stuck them on with modge podge and felt that this gave the layout some of the much needed dimension, as you can see....

 Shimelle's scrapbooking challenge to use spray inks caught my eye and helped me to fill some of the white spaces - I also painted little hearts with the wand on my spray ink.

So now I was feeling a lot happier about design - what about the title and journalling. Initially it was going to be a 'holiday' layout about our trip to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall - but then I realised that there is another story to tell.
So inspired by Shimelle's prompt to scrapbook a milestone and to journal in a letter form the idea of the 'future dad' title was born and the journalling round the edge of the page is all about my husband's fears and excitement over becoming a dad in July.

So thanks everyone for the inspiration and for helping me to complete this layout!


  1. awww this is so cute! and what a nice pic of Arne! I love the speech bubbles paper! I think you're going for a world record on the number of layouts with the word 'hello' in them!

  2. I love the idea behind this page. And the execution. One to pull out and enjoy again a few years from now!

  3. Lovely to read how it all came about ... And the buttons on top of the rectangles really catch the eye. Such a special thing to journal about too.

  4. this is such a sweet page and I love the added touch of the buttons :)


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